Where are we on LNAB for New Netherlands Project?

+8 votes

Looking at the giant "DO NOT MERGE" on Van_Cleave-85, I understand there is a LNAB issue for the Dutch settlers. In this case there will be a few akas - Van Cleave, Van Cleef and van Cleef.

This DO NOT MERGE was put on the profile in March of 2014. At the time, there were at least three other Isabrant profiles that could have been merged then.

The side effect today is we have profiles like Isabrant's father, Jan (Van_Cleave-84) showing over 40 children. 40! A quick glance and it's clear most should have been merged. Five Benjamins. Six named Cornelius. A handful of Rebeccas, etc. (Van-Cleef-9 and Van-Cleef-51 not only have all the same information, LNAB included, they even have the same profile manager).  

I reached out to Steve and understand it is still premature.

Can the project give an update on this problem?

Do we have enough resources focused on this problem? 

Does the project share a list of LNAB names that have been settled on so that merges can start?

Can we initiate LNAB questions in discussions on G2G to possibly help speed things along?

Can we discuss options for the future that would avoid these kinds of side effects?

WikiTree profile: Isbrandt Van Cleef
asked Jan 4, 2015 in Policy and Style by PM Eyestone G2G6 Mach 3 (32,740 points)
324 profiles in the DO NOT MERGE category - seen here: Category:New_Netherland_Merge_Notice

2 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer

I've also found the process that is supposed to occur in the New Netherland project to be rather mysterious, and progress is slow.

In this instance, the earliest profile seems to be Van_Cleave-84. Two steps that might help to expedite a decision on LNAB are:

  1. Cleaning up that messy profile to eliminate duplication of data (making it easier to find the substance)
  2. Finding and describing sources that document Jan's name. Currently the profile has a long list of sources, most of which are Ancestry.com URLs. It's not obvious what information the various sources contain.
answered Jan 4, 2015 by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (734,410 points)
selected May 22, 2015 by Janne Gorman

Hmm... It looks like Van_Cleave was selected as the LNAB for http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Van_Cleave-84. Doesn't that mean that the merges for his children can now occur?

+2 votes

The accepted names are at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:NNS

Looking at that profile, am I blind? cheeky What's on page 260 of the NYG&BR #44 that's relavant to Isabrandt? https://archive.org/stream/newyorkgenealogi1913gree#page/n551/mode/2up

answered Jan 4, 2015 by Carrie Quackenbush G2G6 Mach 7 (71,890 points)
Hmm, not even close. I looked in the master index to the NYG&BR to see if I could find the correct volume and page number for an article about Isabrandt Van C. or Jannetje Aertse Vanderbilt, but I didn't find anything.

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